[CentOS] PPTP VPN server

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Nov 24 18:14:09 UTC 2008


On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Bill Campbell wrote:
>>
>>  I would highly recommend using OpenVPN rather than using pptp,
>>  OpenVPN doesn't require kernel support as it's built on top of
>>  SSL, is far more secure than PPTP (the product of ``Kindergarten
>>  Cryptographers'' according to one well-know security paper), and
>>  there are clients for all flavors of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
>
> Microsoft has updated PPTP since the only paper I know about was 
> written. Does anyone know if there are still problems with it or if 
> the linux version is updated to match?
>
> But, openvpn is easier to use if you control the clients.

If only Apple would add /dev/tun to the iPhone -- then our iPhone 
users could run OpenVPN and the sysadmin portion of my life would 
become somewhat less annoying...

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